Three-Minute Fiction: Time Is Running Out Short story writers, your time is short! The deadline for this round of our contest Three Minute Fiction is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The rules set by this round's judge, writer Danielle Evans, are simple: One character must come to town and, one character must leave town. And remember, your story can't longer than 600 words.

Three-Minute Fiction: Time Is Running Out

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RAZ: Time is running out. You have a little more than 24 hours to get your story in to our Three-Minute Fiction writing contest. Now, in case you're still wondering about the challenge for this round, here's our judge to tell you more.

DANIELLE EVANS: This is Danielle Evans, and my challenge for you this round is to write a story in which a character comes to town and a character leaves town.

RAZ: OK. If you haven't started writing yet, get on it because the deadline is tomorrow. You have until Sunday night 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time sharp. And we cannot accept any stories after midnight. I'm sorry. Those are the rules. To check out all those rules and to submit your story, go to our website, npr.org/threeminutefiction, and three minute fiction is all spelled out with no spaces. Now, we had a little bug in our website. It's fixed now. So if you didn't get an email confirmation back from us when you submitted your story, please resend it. Don't worry if you submit it twice. There's no penalty. And good luck.

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